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Meet the Governors

Ian Moore - Chair of Governors / Chair of Resources (Parent Governor)

I joined the Governing Board at Harwood Meadows in 2008 and I am currently the Chair of Governors. I decided to apply to be a governor when my first child of 3 started at Harwood Meadows, and I still have one children attending, with the oldest two now left for Turton High School.


I thoroughly enjoy being a Governor in a primary school and I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm to benefit the children at Harwood Meadows.  I also sit on the Finance Sub-Committee.


My hobbies are football, swimming and being a dad to 3 amazing children.



Julian Bevan - Headteacher

I have been a governor at Harwood Meadows since 2016 and have been a member of staff since 2006. I am currently teaching in Year 6 and thoroughly enjoy supporting the children in their learning and on their journey through school and beyond.


I studied Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Kent at Canterbury and following that I spent a year in France (Provence) where I immersed myself in French culture. In between spending as much time as I can with my wife and two children, I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, mountain biking and heading out into the hills for long walks!



Linda Berry - Vice Chair of Governors / Chair of ECM (Community Governor)

I've been a governor at Harwood Meadows for over ten years and am currently the Vice-Chair. My background is science and higher education, having worked at the University of Manchester for 40 years. Now retired, I spend two mornings per week with the Reception class and I love every minute! My governor roles are English, Science, Health & Safety, Safeguarding and keeping track of training for all governors. I love to read especially real-life adventure and travel books but closer to home I am a keen painter and ballroom dancer.



Judith Berry (Community Governor)

Having studied English and Politics at the University of Sheffield for my B.A., I achieved my teaching qualification and, subsequently, an M.A. in Special Educational Needs at the University of Lancaster.  I spent my entire working life in teaching, eventually becoming a Deputy Headteacher in a secondary school.


When I retired, I became a Community Governor at Harwood Meadows and, more recently, Canon Slade. I am the governor with oversight of Special Needs and Disabilities in both schools.

I attend Full Governors Meetings and the Every Child Matters sub committee at Harwood Meadows.

Having spent my entire teaching career in four secondary schools, it is always a delight to visit the school and interact with younger children.


My hobbies are reading, listening to music, going to the theatre, studying French and singing in a gospel choir. I am also a J.P.



Melanie Williamson (Community Governor)

I have been a Governor at Harwood Meadows for over 15 years, mainly as a Parent Governor whilst my 2 youngest children Joshua and Charlotte were pupils, and latterly as a Community Governor.  I find the role challenging, but also extremely rewarding.  I am a mum of 3 and my Granddaughter Violet is currently in Year 2.  My hobbies include dog walking and taking my daughter to horse competitions!